Bombers Lose Two From Coaching Staff

As first reported by Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun, the Bombers have lost two bright, young coaches.

Barron Miles is on his way to Edmonton where he is expected to become the Eskimos’ defensive coordinator. It’s a solid promotion for a deserving young coach who will hold a large amount of power with the CFL’s reigning champions. With new Eskimo head coach Jason Maas set to be his own offensive coordinator, Miles will find himself on just the second wrung of the team’s coaching ladder. The 44-year-old New Jersey native spent just one year with the blue and gold as the team’s defensive backs coach.

Markus Howell is set to join a Roughrider coaching staff that was without a receivers coach in the club’s formal announcement of its staff three weeks ago. Howell’s departure comes as a surprise considering the deep nature of his ties to the city of Winnipeg. Born in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg’s north end, Howell spent six years with the Bombers are a player (2000-2004, 2010) and has been on the team’s coaching staff since his retirement prior to the 2011 season.

It’s unlikely that the departures of Miles and Howell will be the club’s only off-season coaching changes prior to the 2016 regular season. Stay tuned.

John Hodge, Blue Bomber Talk

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John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.